Bruce Hall has been a scuba diver and underwater photographer since 1983. Macro, or close-up, photography enables Hall, who is legally blind, to identify specific features of plant and animal life living along the southern California coastline as well as to study and to enjoy the undersea world after he has left it.
Hall’s work has been published in textbooks and magazines including National Geographic, and shown in juried art exhibitions around the United States. In the summer of 2006, Bruce won an award in the Nature’s Best Photography Magazine Windland Rice Smith International Awards Competition. His winning photograph, “Giant Kelp,” was on display at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian.
Corinne Marrinan won an Academy Award in 2006 for the film A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin, and was nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy in 2001 for the documentary short On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom. Recently, Marrinan produced the short documentary Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers for HBO. She is a staff writer for the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which she has worked on for nine seasons.
Before making the move to film and television, Marrinan was a professional stage manager working at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and the Huntington Theatre in Boston. Marrinan also co-founded and produced for the critically acclaimed Remy Bumppo Theatre Company in Chicago.